Book Review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Published on August 27, 2014

I finally got to finish the Percy Jackson series! It took me over a year to read all five books, that’s why I was so ecstatic when I flipped the last page of The Last Olympian. (It’s not because it’s boring but because I was reading other books in between, and I’m just lazy at times. Hehe!)

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Each time I read an installment of the series, that book instantly becomes my favorite. It just shows that the series was able to keep up. Even if more and more characters emerge as the plot thickens, Rick Riordan still managed to tie all loose ends, and he made sure that the story does not become dragging. The author did an amazing job in keeping the readers interested and wanting for more.

The Last Olympian didn’t disappoint. Everything that happened since the first book fell into its perfect place which led to a very exciting ending. I was caught off guard with most of the twists. Reading it was a like a roller coaster ride. The author successfully played with my emotions. One moment I am feeling like a sixteen-year old falling in love for the first time, and then I would get all sad and tormented. One moment I am laughing my head off, and then I would be jumping off my seat because of the exciting battles between the heroes and the monsters! Haha!

The characters have matured a lot. Riordan made it very clear with how each character journeyed that led them to their respective destiny. The Last Olympian speaks a lot about love, loyalty, friendship, teamwork, forgiveness, making the right choices, defining your destiny and battling all the odds for what you believe is right.

I have been vocal since the first installment how I loved Riordan’s way of playing with mythology. Had I read this when I was in high school, I would have not bored myself to death with my Greek mythology lessons. Haha! I’m definitely preserving this book for my future kids!!!

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